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The View From Here is an original, well presented yet currently unfinished film by talented filmmaker Kevin Lambert. Out in Korea teaching English, Kevin is raising funds so that he can finish his movie which is presently only partly made.

The story explores the relationship between an American couple (Wendy Taylor as Isabel and Miles Meili as Ray) that spend more time miserable than happy and the idea of ‘saying everything that you should never say and the consequences of those actions’. A well written and explorative script which raises (quite a few!) questions towards the subject of fantasy and porn addiction within relationships. The film does an excellent job of conveying the reality of a troubled relationship and is an interesting example of the vulnerability people are exposed to in the conversations that might arise.

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Excellent acting, original idea.. well presented and well made. (Almost) on a par with Blue Valentine and probably made with a much (MUCH!) lower budget. Help Kevin and the cast create and donate.

Have a good day Becki Bx

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‘Ooh, Yeh, Yeh’ is the closing track on Graham Coxon’s latest (and 8th) solo album A+E… this is a pretty awesome live performance detailing why it will be another big year for the man himself.

YEAH! Love the guitar mashup.

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FILM RECOMMENDATION: FAST GIRLS

Admittedly I wasn’t that enthralled with the storyline idea behind new movie Fast Girls which is released in June featuring the much loved Lenora Crichlow (Being Human) in lead role as orphaned Shania Andrews. But surprisingly enough I found myself on the edge of my seat fully captivated by what is the feel good movie of the summer. Don’t get me wrong – the plot is predictable – poor girl from council estate has sporting rivalry with a wealthy runner, and all the usual attributes stand in their way of success – jealousy, pride and ego. But it works, it’s fun, and if I wasn’t that hyped for the Olympics this summer – I am now! ‘A rocky for girls’ – I’m going to give it an ohDearyme 8/10. BOOM!!!

I also watched Dark Shadows featuring Johnny Depp this week. An ohDearyme 2/10 – seriously dull! What happened guys? What HAPPENED..

Have a good day Becki Bx

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The Lucky One is a romance drama (released on Wednesday 2nd May 2012) starring Zac Efron as U.S Marine – Sergeant Logan Thibault who has just returned from his third tour in Iraq. During his final tour he finds a photo of a beautiful blonde haired girl called Beth (played by Taylor Schilling). He starts to view this photo as his lucky charm and when he returns to his home country he decides to seek out the girl that appears in it. But the girl he finds is not going to give him an easy time. Oh no. This self absorbed single mother is a treat em mean keep em keen kinda girl with a nasty ex. Or is she?

If you want something simple to watch then this film could be ‘the one’ for you. If you are a Zac Efron fan then there are plenty of lingering camera shots that light up and bring out the best of Zac’s blue eyes as he quite often stands there staring into space contemplating life (amazing job done by cinematographer Alar Kivilo).

On a mission: “I will find my love..! If not today.. then tomorrow!”

“But where could she be? And what is that smell?”

“Don’t worry mate…we’ll find her…”

“Oh look there she is. Frolicking in the field amongst the daisies and the buttercups…”

However, whilst I can appreciate Efron’s good looks it is simply not enough to keep me from cringing. I want more. Much more. But the story line is weak. Weak and predictable.

An ohDearyme cringe factor of five.

A film recommendation of 2 – passes the time.

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Once upon an adventure in Soho – I remember walking in to one of the back rooms of a sex shop. As I glanced up at the raunchy video playing out above my head a man came up close to me, smiled and leered ‘you like that do you…’ . Embarrassed and disgusted I turned on my heels and fled. Never to daringly grace those haunts again*. And since watching Paris based film ELLES today I feel quite grateful (to myself) for my own prudish qualities (ie I have never resorted to prostitution *phew*)

ELLES is an intimate and disturbing film about an investigative mother and journalist (played by Juliette Binoche) who is writing an article about student prostitution for ELLE. Aware that the film would be of a sexual nature – I found myself a little unprepared for the voyeuristic intimacy of the scenes. As I shrunk back in my seat I could hear the man sitting in front of me squirm uncomfortably as the camera zoomed in on some erotic licking. I had after all just watched Shame at the weekend – (which captures the other side of the fence – a man lost in an unhappy merry-go-round of sex addiction) but in comparison ELLES is a far more challenging and less obvious film content wise. It explores the world of prostitution from the point of view of those who are not forced into prostitution but do it for a more pleasant lifestyle. What the film does well is capture the relationship built between the journalist and the two prostitutes.  The director Malgoska Szumowska – captures excellently – our ability as human beings to communicate and connect one to one despite the labels society puts upon us.. mother…journalist…prostitute…whore…waiter…banker. Put this film in your ones to watch…(much better than Shame) an ohDearyme 4/5.

 

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*This is slight lie – my first trip to London aged 17 was with Stratford College and did consist of running off and attending a sex show with my friend Jamie (easily led). All college trips were banned after that. And for that I am sorry. The show wasn’t even that good! And we were thrown out – for being underage.  

 

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Awesome robe. Where would we find one?

Released on Monday the 2nd April – Mirror Mirror is a magical reimagining of the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Starring Julia Roberts as the wicked stepmother, Lily Collins as Snow White and Armie Hammer as the hot prince this film is worth watching for a bit of light hearted feel good swoonage. It’s fun, entertaining and actually… quite funny.

ohDearyme film rating: 3.5/5 – WORTH A WATCH!

MUSIC wise ohDearyme is strongly recommending Lights of London which is the second single from the debut album from Jack Robert Hardman. Due for release on the 14th May it’s an upbeat, quirky pop tune about the relentless desire to reach the big city lights. LOVE it.

Preorder his album HERE

TONIGHT: very much looking forward to seeing Substance Misuse – The Musical put on by The Outside Edge Theatre Company – a theatre company that works with people who have been affected by addiction. Learn more about them HERE.

So MUCH to do so much to SEE…
Becki Bx

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